Previous Events

July 2021

Larry read from Scholarship Boy on July 17, 2021 as part of the Kenyon Review’s online Rosse Events Series. The entire series, featuring established and emerging writers, is available for purchase on the Kenyon Review webpage

June 2021

The Memoir Café Interview by Sonja Livingston, June 9, 2021. Watch Here (15 minutes)

A Reading and Discussion of Scholarship Boy moderated by Professor Andreas Falke, Director of German/American Institute in Nürnberg, Germany and Mattias Koeplin, Regional Chapter Chair, Northern Bavarian, American Chamber of Commerce, Germany.  June 22, 2021. Click here. (60 minutes)

A featured 10-Minute Talk at 55th Virtual Reunion Harvard College, between June 1-3, 2021. Watch Here to see Larry’s talk, “The 75-Year-old Teaching Assistant” starting around 23 minutes into the video

An interview about Scholarship Boy at Harvard 55th Virtual Reunion on June 4, 2021, 8 minutes into the video. Watch here. (10 minutes)

May 2021

Book Club Discussion of Scholarship Boy, Literary Circle, Second Presbyterian Church of Richmond, VA. May 11, 2020

Book Club Discussion of Scholarship Boy, Book Club at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA. May 13, 2020

April 2021

Discussion of Scholarship Boy’s with book study group at St. Stephens United Methodist Church, Norman, OK. April 6, 2021

March 2021

Lecture, “The Legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in Negro Men,” Medical Ethics Class, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn New York. March 9, 2021

February 2021

A Q&A Conversation with the New York State Writers Institute at the State University of Albany. February 2, 2021
Read Interview Here. (6 minutes)

Discussion of Scholarship Boy with high school students in Advanced Placement English at the Maggie Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, VA. February 11, 2021

A discussion of race in education with participants in the Call Me Mister Program, College of Education and Human Services, Longwood University, February 15, 2021. See article on Longwood Website here.

Lecture and Q&A on Scholarship Boy, University of Richmond Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Richmond, VA. February 22, 2021

October 2020
“Writing Memoirs and Dismantling Structural Racism,” Webinar- Cornell Club, New York City, October 8, 2020 (Members Only)

“Kinship and Success” Podcast, Book City Roanoke, October 8, 2020
Listen Here (32 minutes)

Roanoke County Library and Book City Roanoke, Conversation About Scholarship Boy, October 13, 2013

September 2020
VCU Friends of the Library, Book Club, September 6, 2020

In conversation with Joel L. Goldstein, Left Bank Books in St. Louis, September 9, 2020
Watch Here (62 minutes)

VCU Cabell Library, In conversation with Jeffrey Blount, September 10, 2020
Watch Here (52 minutes)

Question and Answer Session with Advanced Memoir Class, StoryStudio Chicago / Annette Gendler’s, September 23, 2020

August 2020
Presentation at Adult Sunday School Class, Second Presbyterian Church, August 9, 2020

Author’s Hours, Chautauqua Writers Center, August 20, 2020
Watch Here (72 minutes)

July 2020
Reading with Commonwealth Club of Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of the Arts, July 15, 2020

Keynote Speaker, Call Me Mister Conference, Longwood University’s College of Education, July 31, 2020

June 2020
“Larry Palmer Finds Himself” an Interview with Soul Vision Magazine
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Larry speaks about racial protests and racial misidentification in an 8 minute clip from an interview with Susan Arnout Smith, a writer and playwright.
Watch Here (8 minutes)

Larry speaks with Rebecca McClanahan in the Kenyon Review on their respective recently released memoirs, Scholarship Boy and In the Key of New York.
Watch Here (10 minutes – Jump to point 23:49 in video)

May 2020
A Virtual, Toast to Scholarship Boy, Readings from Scholarship Boy, May 26, 2020
Watch Here (8 minutes)